Law & Organizing Academy

As part of The Action Lab’s deep and ongoing work to help nurture the next generation of innovative movement lawyers, we were excited to host our second annual Law and Organizing Academy. This year we worked with close to 40 law students and organized the program in partnership with the Law & Political Economy Project and the NYU Initiative for Community Power, along with a range of frontline social justice organizations, such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, VOCAL, Make the Road NY and NJ, TakeRoot Justice and the Safety Net Project.

Our expert teachers and facilitators introduced rising second- and third-year law students to critical organizing and LPE frameworks, with a focus on housing justice, decarceration, and worker power. We look forward to working with our growing body of alumni to apply legal skills to support the critical organizing work of our partners.

You can check out the curriculum and even participate by taking a look at some of the readings below (click the image to see the full site).